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Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

 

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Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier
 
4.4

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (42)
  • Quiet (23)
  • Compact (22)
  • Energy efficient (15)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (6)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Works too slowly (3)

Best Uses

  • Dank basement (32)
  • Summer humidity (25)
  • Bathroom (4)
  • Basement (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (48), Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Professional (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (50)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as advertised!

I had a very damp basement over the summer due to an unusually humid season and a preference for not running the household air conditioner. Over time, a musty odor developed in my unfinished...Read complete review

I had a very damp basement over the summer due to an unusually humid season and a preference for not running the household air conditioner. Over time, a musty odor developed in my unfinished basement so I decided to research an appropriate dehumidifier. Reliability and capacity were my two primary concerns given the area to be conditioned is just under 1400 square feet. Affordability was also a concern.

After many hours of research on the web, I was somewhat disappointed with the reported reliability and features of the units I deemed affordable. As I was about to compromise on something that I wasn't totally satisfied with, I came across the Friedrich D70BP at Sylvane. The numbers seemed to meet my criteria and, after further review of available customer feedback, I couldn't find any real negatives and proceeded with the order.

Using the available free ground shipping offered by Sylvane, the unit arrived in great shape and sooner than I expected. At approximately 50 lbs, it is a solid, and from all appearances, well built piece of equipment. I had originally planned to use the gravity fed drain hose option rather than the built-in condensation drain pump. Upon inspection, the supplied hose for the passive drainage was just too short for my application. I did end up using the supplied 15 foot tubing in conjunction with the built-in condensation pump. This combination works very well and without issue.

Within the first few hours of operation, the D70BP brought the basement humidity down from 73% to approximately 58%. Over the next three days the desired 45% was achieved and the unit began cycling off and on as expected. Even on the high fan setting, the dehumidifier produces less noise than a whole-basement air cleaner that I once had running, so, this is not an issue for me.

The only negative so far is the inaccurate relative humidity indicated on the D70BP's digital display. While the temperature is accurate, the reported humidity is somewhat high. It's easy enough to get around this by using an independent humidity display somewhere in the room. Once you have an accurate reading, you can then set the D70BP's desired level relative to what it is displaying. Overall, not a major concern.

Time will test the unit's overall reliability, but so far it has delivered as advertised!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad product

I purchased this dehumidifier because it was top rated. It stopped working after 5 months and getting service or replacement is a joke.
I live in Delaware and was told I had to...Read complete review

I purchased this dehumidifier because it was top rated. It stopped working after 5 months and getting service or replacement is a joke.
I live in Delaware and was told I had to take the machine to Philadelphia to have it looked at. So not only a defective product it is lousy service. Think twice before you buy this product.

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5.0

Just as advertised

By Bob the biker

from VA

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dank Basement

    Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

    working well and Sylvane was excellent to buy from

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    good product

    By happy dry basement guy

    from rochester, n.y.

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Effective
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

        Quiet! does the job. 100% satified.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So Far So Good!

        By Raingirl

        from Ketchikan, AK

        About Me Renter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Energy Efficient

        Cons

        • Not Super Quiet

        Best Uses

        • Bathroom
        • Entire Home
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

        I've only had this humidifier a few weeks, but it works very well. Had a Soleus prior, which I loved until it was recalled! The Soleus had the option for continuous operation on a quiet mode; the Friedrich is considerably louder, but works well; noise may just be more noticeable in my small apartment. I'll be trying the pump mode soon when I go out of town, and hope that works well. I live in an area that gets nearly 200 inches of rain yearly, and absolutely need a dehumidifier to control moisture and mold/mildew in closets and carpets. I expect to get many years of use from this product.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Works right out the box

        By Val

        from Hoschton Ga

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          Very effective in the basement

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          So Far So Good

          By Vmad

          from Port Orchard, Wa.

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          So far the unit works great, the only complaint I have is the instrucitons are backwords on how to set the timers. I called the help line and they told me I was setting it backward, I told them that I set it as per the instructions, that's when they informed me they were actualy backwards. Other than that I really like the unit, it pumps out the water and the basement is starting to dry out.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely AWESOME!!!

          By Steve the Landlord

          from Maryland

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Landlord, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Effective
          • Painless Installation
          • Removed The Must Smell
          • Worry Free

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bathroom
            • Dank Basement
            • Rental Property
            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

            As a landlord, I want a product that I can install and forget about.

            I purchased this dehumidifier from Sylvane about 6 months ago. Talk about a relief!! I was concerned about the musty smell in the basement at our rental property. We don't have any major water leaks, just a small amount of moisture on the walls. This dehumidifier did the trick 100%! We installed it quickly, put the drainage line through the same hole in the wall as the AC condensate drain and turned the unit on. I checked on the basement a week later and the musty smell was completely gone and it was very comfortable in the basement. I am very happy I purchased the Friedrich as I was speaking with a friend a few days ago. He informed me about a recall of dehumidifiers from a company in China that made dehumidifiers for a bunch of major brand names, but not Friedrich! Friedrich has a reputation for quality and I can confirm that this is without a doubt the best dehumidifier I have ever seen! If I ever need another dehumidifier, I will look no further than Friedrich! Here is a quote from their website that explains why I selected them

            "As you shop for the perfect room air conditioner, you may encounter some familiar brand names. You've seen them on toasters, refrigerators, microwaves and washing machines.

            Not the Friedrich name. Because air conditioners are the sole focus of our company. We don't manufacture light bulbs or televisions. We make air conditioners."

            Don't hesitate to purchase the Friedrich solution. You won't regret it!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            I wish I bought this unit months ago!

            By Boots & Gilly

            from Catskill Mts, NY

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Effective
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dank Basement
              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              My 92% humid basement, with water hanging on the walls, was down to 60% within a week, and has stayed below that ever since! The built in pump with drainage tube eliminates any extra work for me, it's a must-have option!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent purchase

              By Andy

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Drainage Pump Option
              • Effective
              • Precise Control
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dank Basement

                Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

                We've been nothing but pleased with this purchase. Excellent value. Works as advertised and has helped transform our basement. Nice to have the drainage pump option to a sink across the basement - so easy to set up. Cycles frequently to maintain desired humidity level, but quiet and in the basement, so not a problem for us.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works like a champ!

                By sdmoel

                from VA

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • Summer Humidity
                • Under House - Crawl Space

                Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

                My crawl space under the house was creating condensation on the AC unit and pipes. After adding this unit, all has been good. It is a big space and this has no problem bringing the humidity to where it needs to be. Bye bye mold conditions.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Dehumidifier

                By Tool Junkie

                from SE, PA

                About Me Handyman, Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dank Basement
                  • Summer Humidity

                  Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

                  Was having trouble keeping the basement humidity in check using 2 dehumidifiers. Replaced one with the Friedrich and within a day the basement was where I wanted it and the humidifiers were not running 100% of the time. The automatic pump is great.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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